Roll With It: Three Roller Sets Reviewed

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Jan 9, 2013
  • Updated Dec 4, 2014 at 5:45 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Kreitler Kompact Rollers 3”


Ride: Staying upright on these requires a little more concentration and skill than the Galaxia, but the grooved drums slow any wild swings. They send more vibration up to the rider than the Tacx.

Resistance: These midsize drums are capable of creating enough resistance for threshold workouts, but they turn a little too easily for all-out anaerobic sessions.

Usability: Couldn’t be more straightforward. The front half folds over the rear when out of use; just open it up when you’re ready to train. Solid and simple construction helped this set earn its reputation as a workhorse capable of lasting for the long haul.

RELATED: The Endangered Outdoor Ride

« Previous Next »

FILED UNDER: Bike / Gear & Tech TAGS: /

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

Sign up for our free e-newsletter, SBR Report!

Subscribe to the FREE Triathlete newsletter